IntelliTect is a Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Partner

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July 28, 2017 / No Comment

** UPDATE  ** IntelliTect has achieved GOLD status within the Microsoft DevOps Partner competency, joining an elite tier of Microsoft partners in the country to have achieved this status. We needed to provide several customer references to reach this status as well as achieve certain certification and sales requirements to confirm our service was of a high standard. This new […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Azure, Blog, Headlines

C# 7.0: Tuples Explained

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July 27, 2017 / No Comment

Back in November, in the Connect() special issue of MSDN Magazine, I provided an overview of C# 7.0 in which I introduced tuples. Click here for the overview. In this blog I delve into tuples again, covering the full breadth of the syntax options.
To begin, let’s consider the question:
Why tuples?
On occasion, you’ll likely find it useful to […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog

Senior Full Stack Web Dev

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July 21, 2017 / No Comment

This will not be a BORING job!
IntelliTect hires developers that have been coding as long as they can remember, live and breathe innovative custom code and hate to be bored.  Unfortunately, for this position we can’t train you to have the right skills, we are looking for the developer that knows they are good and can make an immediate […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: C#, Headlines, Uncategorized

Deploying your app with Squirrel

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July 18, 2017 / No Comment

Application deployment made easy
 
Many .NET developers are familiar with ClickOnce, Microsoft’s simple deployment solution for quickly packaging and deploying software that is easy for end-users to install. However, these conveniences come with limitations.

There are only a couple automatic update situations. To show custom UI when an update is available, requires disabling the automatic updates and […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, C#, DevOps, NuGet, Windows

Updating Sql Database to use Temporal Tables with Entity Framework Migration

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July 6, 2017 / No Comment

In a couple of recent applications that IntelliTect developed for clients, we decided to use SQL Server Temporal Tables in order to track changes in the database over time. The apps we were working on were ASP.NET Core web applications, using Entity Framework Core (EF).  While we could have simply modified the databases using queries against the database server directly, […]
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Exception Handling With Tasks.WhenAll()

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May 30, 2017 / 2 Comments

In a recent project IntelliTect developed for a client, we were working with an architecture that involved a client application communicating with an Azure app service, which communicated with a private on-premise web API service.  When attempting to transfer a very large file via a HttpResponse, we were hitting a failure that prevented the file from being downloaded.  Even though […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: C#

Unit Testing with Xamarin Forms

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May 30, 2017 / 2 Comments

In a recent application that Intellitect developed for a client, we were tasked with building a Xamarin forms application that supported Windows, Android, and iOS.  Due to the cross-platform support inherent with using Xamarin, a large majority of our code was common amongst all three implementations.  As with most cross-platform projects, however, a small amount of code needed to be […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: C#, Test, Xamarin

The Feasibility of Test Automation

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May 26, 2017 / No Comment

With proper tools, technical approaches, and processes, automated testing improves software quality, time to market, and reduces overall costs. Starting early in the development process and maintaining a pragmatic approach will maximize chances of success. However, there is no “one size fits all” approach; proper approaches vary based on team resources and project needs. The correct approach will result in […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: DevOps, Test

How I Installed Software on a Server using PowerShell

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May 1, 2017 / No Comment

I was tasked with installing custom and generic software on a dozen new servers. As an SDET, I have never done this type of task before, so I googled some methods for automating this process since manually installing each server was time-consuming. PowerShell seemed to be the logical tool for running through my list of tasks. I was able to install all the necessary […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: About, Blog, DevOps, PowerShell, SQL, Test

Publishing a NuGet

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February 23, 2017 / 1 Comment

Sharing your code as a NuGet is one of the best ways to ensure it gets used. Creating a NuGet package is quick and easy.
 
To start, we first need need a library to publish. I have already created My Awesome Library (MAL).

 
The first thing we need to do is download the latest NuGet CLI […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog